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BYLAWS of the
SHORELINE SENIORS GOLF CLUB

Article I – NAME

The name of this club shall be the “Shoreline Seniors Golf Club.”

Article II – MISSION STATEMENT AND PURPOSE

First: To promote and foster among its members goodwill, fellowship, sportsmanship and a closer bond for their mutual benefit, and to promote and conserve the best interest and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.

Second: To enforce uniformity in the rules of the game as laid down by the United States Golf Association, and augmented by Shoreline Golf Club and the Shoreline Seniors Golf Club local rules.

Third: To maintain a uniform system of handicapping as set forth in the regulations of the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) in cooperation with the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Fourth: To afford a convenient and authoritative body to govern club tournaments.

Article III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 Membership Requirement:  This is a seniors-level golf club, and the membership shall be available to golfers, age fifty-five (55) or older. Membership shall be unlimited to residents of the City of Mountain View. Nonresident members shall be limited to 180 members.

Section 2 Dues/NCGA:  All membership fees and dues shall be established by the board of directors in such amounts as they deem to be adequate to operate and maintain the club.  Memberships are individual and non-transferable. Yearly dues include membership in the NCGA. The NCGA provides funds toward a subscription to the quarterly magazine, monthly-computerized handicaps, NCGA tournament eligibility, and any other special membership services available.

Section 3 Fiscal Year:  The fiscal year for the club will be January 1 through December 31.

Section 4 Disciplinary Action:  In the event any member of this organization shall commit any act which reflects discredit or dispute thereon or shall refuse or neglect to comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors or the duly appointed officers, such member shall be subject to suspension or expulsion after ten (10) days written notice and the right to be heard, by a vote of two-third (2/3) of the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting called for such purpose. The president will take whatever action is approved by the Board, and will notify the member accordingly.

Section 5 Annual Meeting:  The annual meeting of the Shoreline Seniors Golf Club shall be held on the second Monday in the month of September or as close to that date as possible. The Board of Directors shall provide for the holding of such meetings as may be deemed necessary or desirable, and shall call special meetings upon the written petition signed by no less than twenty (20) percent of the membership.

Section 6 Legal Quorum:  A legal quorum at any meeting of the membership shall be twenty (20) percent of the total membership.  Each member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote.

Article IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1 Board of Directors Membership: The Board of Directors shall consist of eight (8) members in good standing, and shall exercise all powers of management of the club not specially excepted by these By-Laws.  All directors are elected for a three year term.  In each of two years there shall be three (3) directors elected, in one year there shall be two (2) directors elected.

In order to maintain continuity in the affairs of the club, the Past President term will be for one (1) year.  In the event he chooses not to be a Director, the Board will fill the vacancy as provided in Section 5 below.

Section 2 Board of Directors Nomination:  On or before July 15th, the Board of Directors shall appoint a nominating committee consisting of three (3) members of the organization not serving on the Board of Directors.  Instructions will be given to the Chairman as to how many nominees for Directors will be required for the coming year, starting January 1st, and the terms for which they are to be nominated.

Not later than August 1st, the Committee Chairman shall submit to the Board the list of nominees for Directors selected by the committee and the term for which they were nominated.

Names of other members in good standing may be nominated for Director by petition, showing the term for which they wish to run, signed by at least ten (10) members and submitted to the Board of Directors on or before August 15th.

A complete list of all qualified nominees for Director, showing the term for which they are running, will be posted on the bulletin board by the Secretary and will be published on the club website by August 30th.

There will be no nominations from the floor on Election Day.

Section 3 Board of Directors Election:  The Board shall appoint a committee of three judges, who are not members of the Board or candidates for election, to supervise the election and count the ballots.

Voting for Directors shall be by written ballot of the general membership at the Annual Meeting and those names receiving the greatest number of votes cast by those present at the meeting shall be declared to be elected.  For each position for which there is only one nominee, a show of hands at the Annual Meeting will decide the election and a written vote will not be necessary.

Section 4 Quarterly BOD Meetings: The Board of Directors shall meet at such times and places as they may select.  Fifty (50) percent of the number of current board members will constitute a quorum.  The Board shall meet at least once in each quarter of the year.

Section 5 Appointing Successors:  In the case of any vacancy through death, resignation, disqualification or any other cause, the remaining Directors, even though less than a quorum, may elect a successor by majority vote to hold office for the full unexpired term of the Director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election of a successor.

Article V - OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

Section 1 Election of Officers:  Within ten (10) days after the Annual Meeting and election, the newly constituted Board of Directors shall meet to nominate and elect the officers for the Club for the ensuing year. Only members of the newly constituted Board of Directors may be nominated and elected as Officers of this Club.

Section 2 Board of Director Officers:  The officers shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Their duties shall be such as their title would indicate or as such as may be assigned to them respectively from time to time.

Section 3 Committees:  The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees. The chair and members of all committees shall be appointed by the President, and he shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.  Board officers may serve on committees as chair or members.

The following committees shall be appointed each year, with such other committees as the President may deem necessary or advisable:

Tournament Committee: to arrange and schedule weekly tournaments, and to post results.  The Club Championship, the Member/Guest Tournament, and the Annual Meeting Tournament also need to be coordinated.

Handicap Committee: to establish a fair and proper system of handicaps in accordance with procedures set forth by the NCGA.

Membership Committee: acts upon all applications for membership and develops methods for increasing Club membership.

Section 4 Outstanding Achievement Award:  The Board of Directors may select a member who has performed distinctive services for, or on behalf of the Club, to be presented at the Annual Meeting.

Article VI - AMENDMENTS

These By-Laws may be altered, amended or repealed or new By-Laws may be adopted at the September Annual Meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose, by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present.

Article VII - NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

This Club is to be a non-profit organization. In the event that this Club is disbanded, for any reason, any residual funds will be distributed to the Mountain View Athletic League.